I’d like you to consider for a moment what it is that you are striving for. Are you trying to get a promotion at work, secure a loan to buy a new home, spend more time with your kids, or work on your health? Regardless of the goal, we all face obstacles that we must overcome in order to reach that goal. Obstacles can often be accompanied by fear. Fear comes in the form of thoughts like: I work harder than anyone on my team but my boss doesn’t recognize my contributions, I have great credit but I’m still not sure I will get this loan, I want to spend more time with the kids but what if I’m not “the cool parent”, I want to go to the gym but what if I trip on the treadmill. Some fears are founded while others are things we simply build up in our mind. I challenge you to ask yourself two questions today. First, am I paralyzed by fear of failure? Secondly, am I spending time on things that really matter both now and in my long-term future. Whatever your goals, dreams, hopes or aspirations are remember to spend time on things that really matter. Don’t let the fear of failure prevent you from accomplishing all that you were meant to do!
I want to leave you with a quote I came across that prompted me to in this same way…
“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”
― Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God